Black Dahlia, Red Rose by Piu Eatwell audiobook

Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America's Greatest Unsolved Murder

By Piu Eatwell
Read by Robertson Dean

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665142182

  • ISBN: 9781665142168

  • ISBN: 9781665142175

Runtime: 9.13 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the 2018 CWA Gold Dagger for Nonfiction

The gruesome murder of hopeful starlet Elizabeth Short, in the noir-tinged Los Angeles of 1947, has a permanent place in American lore as one of the most inscrutable of true-crime mysteries. Now, Piu Eatwell—relentless legal sleuth and atmospheric stylist—cracks the case after seventy years. With recently unredacted FBI files, newly released sections of the LAPD files, and explosive new interviews, Eatwell has unprecedented access to primary evidence and a persuasive culprit. She layers her findings into a gritty, cinematic retelling of the case from the corrupt LAPD and the take-no-prisoners press to the seedy underworld of would-be actresses and the men who preyed on them. In mesmerizing prose, Black Dahlia, Red Rose is a panorama of 1940s Hollywood, a definitive account of one of the biggest unsolved murders of American legal history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] juicy page turner…capturing both the allure and the perils of the dream factory that promised riches and fame to star-struck young women from tired little towns all over war-weary America and who, even today, find themselves at the mercy of predatory men.” New York Times Book Review
“After decades of cultural appropriation by journalists, novelists and film-makers, Eatwell has finally offered Short a type of belated justice. Her book reads like a thriller, but it never loses sight of the real woman whose life was so savagely extinguished.” Sunday Times (London)
“A meticulously researched work that is delivered with all the punch, pace and suspense of the finest noir thrillers.” Irish Times (Dublin)
“There will be other books. There will be other theories. They’ll have to meet the Eatwell standard.” Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Author

Author Bio: Piu Eatwell

Author Bio: Piu Eatwell

Piu Eatwell is the author of Black Dahlia, Red Rose and The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse and has produced and researched historical documentaries for the BBC and other channels, including the widely acclaimed film Charles Manson: The Man Who Killed the Sixties.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 9.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English